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Chef Todd Hogan is making some major changes to his restaurants

Last year, chef Todd Hogan (Branchwater, Branch & Barrel) shared his plans to open an upscale steakhouse called the Republic in Alpharetta’s Liberty Hall. It will become Prairie American Kitchen & Hearth, while his restaurant, Indigo, will change concepts to become Duke’s Roadhouse.
9th Ave Street Food

In West End, 9th Avenue Street Food truck serves up jerk chicken Philly sandwiches and lamb nachos

9th Ave Street Food founders Angelique Ribeiro and Jasmine Whittingham leased a parking lot at 638 Evans Street, where they park their truck and serve lamb nachos, barbecue turkey sliders, salmon nuggets, banana foster nuggets, and more at what Ribeiro calls an outdoor restaurant.
Where to watch the World Cup in Atlanta

Where to watch the World Cup in Atlanta—and score some deals

There’s few better times for soccer fans than World Cup season—and Atlanta soccer pubs and sports bars are joining in on the celebration.

Restaurant Holmes, the first restaurant at Alpharetta City Center, opens July 11

The first restaurant to open at Alpharetta City Center is designed to mirror the way former St. Cecilia chef Taylor Neary likes to dine—on simple, hyper-seasonal dishes created for sharing. Most of the menu's 20 plates are vegetable-based.
Andrew Zimmern Atlanta

Andrew Zimmern shares his Atlanta favorites on his new Travel Channel show

“Atlanta isn’t easily defined, and I think the more you try to define it, the less you're going to enjoy it," Andrew Zimmern says while touring the city in his new show, The Zimmern List.
Atlanta restaurants support families separated at U.S. border

How Atlanta restaurants are showing support for border families

Ticonderoga Club's Paul Calvert and Little Tart Bakeshop's Sarah O'Brien are working to rally Atlanta restaurateurs to support the efforts of those trying to help children who have been detained and separated from their families at the U.S. border.

From foreclosed property to flourishing farm: Urban Sprout Farms grows in Lakewood

A few blocks south of the Lakewood amphitheater at the end of a dead-end street, something unexpected is sprouting: rows upon rows of certified organic kale and collards and beets (and, come summer, tomatoes and eggplants and okra).
Bon Ton

Get your tiki on at these 3 Atlanta bars

Tiki, the Polynesian-inspired aesthetic, which first sprung to life as a sort of postwar escapism in the mid-century, is in the throes of a modern resurgence—and few Atlantans know it as thoroughly as Paul Senft, a Georgia Tech administrator by day and self-described tiki historian by night. Here’s where Senft likes to drink in Atlanta, including Bon Ton, Trader Vic’s, and SOS Tiki.

Westview Corner Grocery brings back the walkable, neighborhood market residents missed

Patrick Berry and Steffi Langer-Berry opened Westview Corner Grocery, selling natural, organic, local, and ethically-sourced specialty products such as Doux South pickles, Arden’s Garden juices, Honeysuckle Gelato, King of Pops, and Tony’s Chocolonely chocolate, as well as craft beer from SweetWater, Monday Night, and Arches Brewing, among others.
Zunzi's

S#*t yeah! Zunzi’s will leave you full, happy, and casually swearing

The Savannah-based shop serves massive, South African-inspired sandwiches in a friendly environment that never takes itself too seriously.

Citizen Soul will bring West Coast-style dishes (and plenty of beer) to Alpharetta

Come September, the new Alpharetta City Center will be home to a West Coast tavern called Citizen Soul. Created by Phillip Cooper, the man behind VIN25 bistro and wine bar in Roswell, Citizen Soul will serve California casual cuisine in an upscale environment.

1. Staplehouse

Two years after we gave it four out of four stars, Staplehouse is still on top.

2. Miller Union

Few chefs celebrate the region like Steven Satterfield does. He loves Georgia and accepts—with glee—what its soil gives him.

3. Masterpiece

As long as Rui Liu's fermented long beans and cabbage with “streaky pork” and fish braised in chili oil are on the menu, Masterpiece's crowds won’t wane.

4. Spring

Spring's dining room is intimate— just 14 tables—and Brian So’s cooking is technical, restrained, even reverent.

5. Cakes & Ale

Billy Allin may have been raised in South Carolina, but his culinary enthusiasm knows no borders.

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